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Graduate Certificate
Information Assurance

Information Assurance
Graduate Certificate
AT A GLANCE
  • 15 credits
  • Transfer up to 3 credits
  • All courses are available online
  • Select on-site and hybrid courses available
TUITION
  • $329 per credit hour (Europe)
  • $329 per credit hour (Downrange)

See our Tuition Rates page for details.

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Building skills to stand out in the fast-growing fields of information assurance and cybersecurity at UMGC Europe.

Gain a practical understanding of the principles of data protection, cybersecurity, and computer forensics with a graduate certificate in information assurance at University of Maryland Global Campus. We've developed the information assurance curriculum in conjunction with top employers, meaning you'll gain real-world experience through interactions with actual organizations and learn job-relevant skills from case studies of real information assurance crises. Your courses feature topics in network and internet security, intrusion detection and protection, cryptology and data protection, and computer forensics.

UMGC was named a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance and Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and Department of Homeland Security.

  • (3 Credits, INFA 610)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 620)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 630)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 640)
  • (3 Credits, INFA 650)

Initial Requirement

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
  • The cybersecurity technology certificate does not require UCSP 615.
  • UCSP 615 must be taken within the first 6 credits of study.
  • UCSP 615 may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Overall Graduate Certificate Requirements

  • You must be admitted as a UMGC student.
  • You may pursue a degree and certificate simultaneously or pursue a degree after completing the certificate.
  • No more than 6 credits may be earned through transfer from other schools.
  • You must satisfy all required prerequisites for certificate courses. You may need to fulfill some prerequisites before beginning certificate coursework.
  • You must complete all required coursework with a minimum grade of B (3.0) in all courses.
  • Certificate courses may not be taken pass/fail.
  • Graduate students may only complete certificates at the graduate level.

Time Limits for Graduate Certificates

You must complete the requirements for a graduate certificate within five consecutive years. The time limit is calculated from the term in which you successfully complete the first credit course that applies to the program.

Program Highlights

Develop skills and gain knowledge through coursework that draws from the expertise and experience of our respected faculty.

Funding Your Education

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